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National crime stats show Kingston has top sex assault rate

StatisticsThere’s a perplexing – perhaps alarming – statistic in new national crime figures released today by Statistics Canada. The numbers show that Kingston, in eastern Ontario, now has the highest sexual assault rate of the 33 biggest Canadian urban centres in StatsCan’s crime survey. The sexual assault rate in Kingston (the number of crimes reported to police, factored for population) skyrocketed by 34 per cent from 2011 to 2012. The rate in Kingston for 2012 is 97. Winnipeg, now the most violent city in Canada overall, based on the latest violent crime severity index, is second to Kingston in sexual assault rate at 91.

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Winnipeg wastes precious crime prevention cash

Winnipeg is doing what science tells us is a waste of time and money when it comes to preventing crime. The city is installing 10 spy cameras in downtown crime hotspots, at a cost of $450,000. This, despite findings from a prominent Canadian research group that “there is no evidence whatsoever” that surveillance cameras deter...

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